Easter commemorations this weekend



Easter commemorations will take place throughout the north west this weekend.

The events will recall the Easter Rising that took place 103 years ago,  and the men and women who lost their lives and took part in it.

The largest number of commemorations will take place in County Donegal.

The main Sinn Fein commemoration will be on Easter Sunday at 3pm in Stranorlar, where the speaker will be MEP Matt Carthy.

Afterward, those in attendance will march to Drumboe Monument.

There will also be Easter Sunday commemoration ceremonies in Aughnashinan, Letterkenny at 11am; Drumoghill, Manorcunningham at noon; Glencolmcille at 10:30am; Buncrana, Castlefin and Gweedore, all at noon; and Drumkeen at 12:30.

Commemorations will also take place on Easter Sunday in Clar graveyard in Donegal Town at 10am.

There will be commemorations on Easter Monday in Carrigart at 12:30 and at 3pm in both Fanad and Pettigo.

On Saturday, there will a commemoration in Lifford at 3pm.

In Sligo, those taking part in a commemoration will gather on Easter Sunday at 3pm at the top of Cemetery Road, near Markievicz Park, in Sligo Town, before going to the graves of the Noble Six in the Republican Plot in nearby Sligo Cemetery.

Before this, at noon, there will be a commemoration in Ballisodare, at the graveside of Martin Savage, an Officer in the Dublin Brigade of the Irish Republican Army.

He was killed during the early stages of the War of Independence in a gun battle during an ambush at Ashtown, near the border of counties Meath and Dublin.

In Leitrim, there will be a commemoration in Mohill on Easter Sunday at 3pm, where the main speaker will be Sinn Fein TD Eoghan O Broin.

In Arigna, the Cull and Tymon Sinn Fein Cumann will hold a commemoration after 10am Mass on Easter Sunday. Guest speaker will be Cllr Michael Mulligan.



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